Begin Actual Construction
|Interpretation of "Constructed" as it Applies to Activities Undertaken Prior to Issuance of a PSD Permit
|Addresses where on the continuum from planning to operation of a major emitting facility a company or other entity violates the PSD regulations if it has not yet received a PSD permit.
|Clarification Concerning the Scope of Construction-Related Activities that may Occur prior to Issuance of a PSD Permit
|Clarifies the scope of construction-related activities that may occur prior to issuance of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit under the Federal regulations at 40 CFR 52.21, which are also incorporated into Minnesota’s rules.
|Whether a facility blasting rock and removing rock and soil to create a pit in connection with the construction of an oriented stand board (OSB) plan may be allowed to complete what it describes as “preparatory” activities by constructing a retaining wall and backfilling the press pit prior to obtaining a PSD permit.
|Describes range of construction related activities that lawfully may occur prior to the issuance of a permit to construct or modify a facility or emissions unit.
|Provides guidance on the extent to which a company can legally construct, prior to PSD permit issuance, a building which will house both PSD-affected and non-PSD-affected facilities.
|Addresses the interpretation of “begin actual construction” as it refers to construction activities which may occur, or are prohibited, prior to the issuance of a PSD permit under 40 CFR 52.21(i).
|City of Detroit/General Motors Corporation: Central Industrial Park
|Whether the site clearing activities undertaken by the City of Detroit in conjunction with the Central Industrial Park Project fall within the Federal definitions of “begin actual construction” and are therefore prohibited under the PSD and nonattainment area regulations.
|Project to Increase 777 Airplane Production at Boeing Everett
|Whether the proposed expansion at The Boeing Company’s Everett facility to increase the production of aircraft constitute “begin actual construction.”
Related Topics: Commence Construction
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